Head Gardener

The Head Gardener plays a crucial role in fulfilling our charitable obligations and visitor enjoyment. A career at Weston is hugely rewarding; you will not only gain valuable experience, learn and grow but you will also make a difference, helping us preserve and maintain this beautiful estate for today and for future generation to enjoy.
To implement the vision of the Weston Park Foundation for the gardens and be responsible for the good husbandry of the plant collection.

Head Gardener

Head Gardener

To lead our team of gardeners, responsible for delivering the highest level of garden maintenance and presentation at all times.

 

Working with the broader team to help drive footfall and increase the number of visitors to Weston.

 

Responsible for the ongoing development and improvement of the gardens, in line with the charity’s objectives.

Lead, direct, supervise and train the multi-disciplinary permanent gardens team, seasonal staff and volunteers.

Preserve the traditional skills that exist in the gardens and introduce new ones Implement and drive the works and repairs programme in the gardens.
Work with the current Landscape Managemen Plan.
Create, renew and introduce new planting schemes and preserve historic ones Propagate, oversee growing of seedlings for planting schemes.

Oversee the fresh produce harvested from the Walled Garden for the restaurant and using the garden for our nutrional focus for schools in-line with the Foundation’s objectives.

Weston Park was gifted to the nation in 1986 by the 7th Earl of Bradford and is an independant charitable trust. The primary purpose of the charity is to conserve and display Weston and its collections for public benefit and to develop its role as an educational charity.
There is a continuous programme of improvements and investments in all areas and the Foundation is particularly proud of its work in the educational field with large numbers of visiting schools and links with universities and colleges including research work on the collection.
Outside in the Park, all the buildings and follies have now been restored and there is on-going programme of investment into the House and its internationally important collection.

If you are interested in joining our team and finding out more about the role of Head Gardener, understand the recruitment process or to apply please send your covering letter
and CV to careers@weston-park.com